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a battleground with some of the fiercest fighting the city has seen yet. syrian rebels say they're closing in on the capital street by street. now, within their sights is their biggest target. the damascus international airport, about 12 miles southeast of the city. heavy dom bardment is reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target and gave a stark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport would also cut off weapon supplies and allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute near east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, carrying a lot of sophisticated weapones, so knocking that location out. taking it over and holding it would allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. >> reporter: that makes it far too va
their sights is their biggest target-- the damascus international airport, about 12 heles southeast of the city. poavy bombardment reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target, and gave a atark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport force the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport ould also cut off weapon supplies and regime allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute of near wa east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, the isrrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, will allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. f reporter: that makes it far fo valuable for forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad to give up without a fight. the battle for damascus and its ortport might prove to be the
. the city does -- has spent nearly $1 million already this year on police consultants. they hope to help the backlog of internal affairs investigations. william bratton and his security consultant group is scheduled to start in oakland next month. >> is this a one-year deal? it's a contract that they have signed with bratton
with the department for 14 years. >>> other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather com
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